Icarus and the Devil (Soul to Find Book 1) by Layla Reyne

Icarus and the Devil is Leyla Reyne's foray into the paranormal world that makes it clear she excels in romantic suspense across multiple genres. 

From the blurb:

My name is Icarus for a reason.
If there’s a way to screw up a plan, I’m your man.

Case in point:
Falling for the man I’m supposed to seduce and ferry to his death.
Adam Devlin, aka the Devil.
A vigilante ex-cop and a thorn in the side of the mobster blackmailing me.
Should be easy.
Except Adam’s longing for intimacy—for submission—is irresistible.
Seduce him, yes. Lead him to his death, world of no.

There’s only one solution to save us both: kidnap the Devil.
I mentioned my name is Icarus, right?
Three guesses how this plan will go.
Bet you only need one.

Icarus and the Devil is a steamy M/M paranormal romantic suspense novel. It features two danger-magnet men trying to stay alive and failing to stay away from each other. Chaos ensues on their way to happily ever after.

SNik's Review:

First in series (A Soul to Find). Paranormal. Dual POV. 

Icarus is a well-versed courtesan blackmailed into seducing Adam Devlin, nicknamed the Devil. But both Adam and Icarus are hiding their true powers and hidden pasts, living up to their names in public. But suddenly when they meet, there is a connection between them that is impossible to deny. 

Well written with lots of world building, there are surprises in almost every chapter. Adam and Icarus have so much chemistry and the UST is real at first, but is definitely followed through on by the author with plenty of steamy interactions. 

The story is full of intrigue, action and danger, and there are some interesting supportive secondary characters that I wish had a little more background given for them (and the main characters).  

Really entertaining start to a new series, I can’t wait to read more.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝕀 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕪𝕠𝕦'𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕜𝕖𝕪."

"𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕜𝕖𝕪 𝕥𝕠 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥?"

"𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥'𝕤 𝕒 𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕦𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟."

Layla Reyne is well known for her romantic suspense books, but unless I'm mistaken, this is Reyne's first novel in a paranormal setting. This made me inordinately happy because, though I loved what I've read from this author, paranormal will always be my favorite type of read. With Icarus and the Devil, Reyne proves that she can write PNR just as good as she can contemporary, which makes me hopeful we will be getting much more from this author.

As with most suspense genre books, writing a review is tougher because you don't want to give any major spoilers or crucial plot info that will ruin any big revelations/twists. Certain people might think something is a spoiler, while others won't. I can tell you that I really enjoyed the dynamic between the MCs. I loved how Adam was such an alpha, but in the bedroom, he loved nothing more than to submit. Icarus had no problems with that, and I feel like it helped to build some of the bond between them with Adam allowing himself to be in that vulnerable position he craved.

There were a lot of moving parts to this story. Even though these MCs end up in a good place at the end, there is still a story left to tell. I have questions. I want to know more about the warlock Atlas. I want to know what is going on with Cormac and about his past. So so many questions and I'm hoping to get at least some of them answered when book 2 is released.

Rating: 5 Stars

Icarus and the Devil is available to buy in ebook and paperback formats.